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Here at Melbourne Guitar School we cater for you and your goals on guitar. If you've always dreamed of being able to play some of your favorite songs, the reality is closer than what you think. Given the guidance and mentoring you can start your way to making the dreams a reality with guitar lessons from Melbourne Guitar School. 

I have many years experience teaching all skill levels and ages, including young children. I teach both acoustic and electric guitar with a number of different styles. Which some of those include:









....Plus  more!

There are many benefits to learning guitar.

Extensive studies have shown that children display long-term positive results from playing musical instruments. In fact, the benefits of music have been proven more effective in strengthening abstract reasoning skills in younger and older children than does teaching them computers skills.

Kids aren’t the only ones who can reap the benefits of learning an instrument. Adults will also gain tremendously from playing a musical instrument. Music has been shown to reduce stress, increase productivity, develop creativity, and build confidence.

Along the way you will be learning the fundamentals of guitar. Moving onto some chords enabling you to play songs, some theory and some sight reading.

Lessons are customisable. Every players path is different. Everyone has different musical tastes and styles. I will guide you onto your way of being the player you want to be.

So let's get started. For your free introductory guitar lesson click this button!



If you're a complete beginner you've come to the right place for guitar lessons. Here at MGS I teach an easy to understand step by step process that will teach the the foundation and fundamentals of guitar. It is also fun and enjoyable in a no pressure environment. Here we will learn the basics of guitar, such as how to hold the guitar correctly, string names, then moving on to chords and some simple songs.


So you've learnt a bit of guitar but need that extra push to take it to the next level. No problem. Perhaps you would like to learn some scales or solos, some different chords. Maybe you have a couple of slight problems you need straightening out? I'll give you the guidance you need to get to where you want to be.


For the advanced students I will push you to the next level. Here we look and more advanced solo techniques such as alternate picking, sweep picking, hybrid picking and ways to combine these. We can work on your speed and technique, scales exercises. and some improvising.


Your Teacher

Hi! My name's Jon. I've been playing guitar for around 26 years. Music has always been an a part of my life from a young age.

I've taught guitar for many years to people of various ages and skill levels.

I have a local Australian endorsement with Ernie Ball Musicman Guitars Australia.

I had the opportunity to showcase the brand at the 2017 and 2018 Guitar Show. 

I have have recently returned from my second European tour with the band Damnations Day. I've played on many big stages and supporting some big bands around Australia, NZ and Europe. We have 2 albums. Check us out!

Damnations Day

I also currently play in an acoustic duo called "Chantelle and Jon Acoustic Duo" playing in bars, wedding and corporate events. We play a mix of Rnb, Soul, Pop and Rock.

Please check our website out:

Chantelle and Jon Acoustic Duo

*Jon holds a current working with children check

Jons Solos - Damnations Day
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American Boy Solo. Chantelle and Jon Acoustic Duo



When I started getting lessons from Jon I didnt know a thing about guitar. Jon taught me from scratch and I'm now 

able to play songs which I thought I would have never have been able to play. Jon has the way of explaining things that make it easier for me to understand and get to playing the things that I like. I've been playing two years and have enjoyed every minute. I would recommend Jon to anyone wanting to learn guitar.

I've learnt guitar from Jon for around a year. Some of the things I starting to learn was picking, learning chords

and strumming. I can now play some of my favorite bands like Green Day. I was also learning to play solos and improvise. I learnt things like the pentatonic scale and ways how to put that into songs. 

When I went to Jon I had a bit of musicical knowledge because I play a bit of piano and sing a bit.

Jon was able to

explain how these musical principles that I already know and apply them to guitar. Some of these things were chord construction and harmony. Also where the notes were on the guitar when I read notation and also some techniques which are unique to guitar such as bending the string and vibrato. 

I started going to Jon quite a few years ago now. When I first started learning from Jon I knew a few chords and

a couple of songs. With Jon's guidance I've learnt more chords and techniques and now I have a book of around 100 songs that I can play. I also started singing. Thanks to Jon's help I've been a part of many open mic nights and also played my first gig. Jon is a very skilled teacher. 


Guitar Lesson Prices

30 minute Guitar lessons

5 lessons -   $160 ($32 each)

10 lessons - $310 ($31 each)


1 Hour Guitar lessons


5 lessons - $300 ($60 each)

10 lessons - $580 ($58 each)

Gift vouchers are available. 




For any inquiries or questions please call: 0401 489 437 or fill out the below form.


Newman St Thornbury


Tel: 0401 489 437

Newman St Thornbury


Tel: 0401 489 437